Volunteer Needs of Our Local Nonprofits

Impact100 Sonoma members volunteer at Hanna Boys Center

Impact100 Sonoma members help Hanna Boys Center prepare for their Christmas Bazaar

Many of our Impact100 Sonoma members volunteer their time and expertise in support of our local nonprofits.  Here we  keep an ongoing list of current needs of the nonprofit organizations in our valley. If you represent a nonprofit (501c3) serving the Sonoma Valley community and would like to post a request for volunteers, please send the information to Communications@impact100sonoma.org.



Ceres Community Project is looking for teen and adult volunteers to help out in the kitchen and garden, serve as client liaisons, or deliver meals for their Healing Meals for Healthy Communities project.  Training will be held at Hanna Boys Center in the Fine Arts Auditorium on September 23 and November 3, 2015. If you are interested, please contact sonomavalley@ceresproject.org or 707-829-5833 x230.

FISH is in need of drivers, dispatchers, and people to pick up surplus food once a week from our local stories. Other assistance is needed for the First Wednesday Food Giveaway from Redwood Empire Food Bank held at Faith Lutheran Church, 19355 Arnold Drive. To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Sandy Piotter <sonomafish@gmail.com>.

Hanna Boys Center is seeking volunteers for its 23rd Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 21st – from assisting with goodie bag stuffing and registration at Hanna Boys Center to serving as hole spotters and helping with special games on the Sonoma Golf Club course! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leslie Petersen at 707.933.2555 or lpetersen@hannacenter.org.

The Jewish Family and Children Services of Sonoma County needs volunteers for one of their Seniors at Home programs, Caring Connections, which provides intensive support to those with a history of mental health issues. The goal of this program is to help these seniors improve engagement in their daily lives by having a volunteer visit one hour a week. No special training or experience is required. They also have a volunteer visitor program that matches volunteers with seniors who simply need companionship. For more information, contact Barbara Tobin at barbarat@jfcs.org.

Meals on Wheels is seeking a regular driver (Fridays), and relief drivers (Monday, Tuesday and Fridays) to deliver meals from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, to Sonoma Valley seniors.  Shoppers also needed. Please contact Hunt Sharp, Driver Coordinator at:  707-996-2243 or email hunt.sharp@yahoo.com.

The Sonoma Valley Historical Society needs volunteers to serve as docents at the Depot Park Museum – perfect for all of you history buffs.  Other needs include clerical, marketing, and general maintenance help.  Contact Sandi Hansen at 938-1782 or sshansen@sonic.net.

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is recruiting new mentors!  In particular, they are looking for people who have experience working with 4th – 8th graders to participate in their new group mentoring program.  For more information, contact: info@sonomamentoring.org or call 707.938.1990.

Sonoma Valley Teen Services is looking for volunteers for their Ready To Work Skills For Life program.  Job coaches are needed to help graduates of our program by following them along in the first 90 days of their employment process.  This helps graduates to utilize the skills they have learned in SVTS sessions and maximize their job opportunities by receiving advice from an experienced business person.  SVTS Job Coaching and Development session is being held November 9, 2015 at Sonoma Valley High school from 3:15 to 5:15pm, where coaches will meet their RTW participants.  Teen Services Sonoma will have an orientation meeting prior to the session for all coaches.  If you are interested, please contact Jodie Taylor, Program Director – 707-939-1452 or jodie@teenservicessonoma.org

Sweetwater Spectrum needs volunteers for two specific tasks at our farm:
–  Cutting and packaging micro greens, which we sell to local restaurants.
–  Harvesting produce for our Saturday morning farm stand sale (9:00 am-1:00 pm).
If you are interested, please contact Suzanne Phillips, Enrichment Director at 707-996-3104.

Vintage House is seeking drivers to provide local rides to non-driving seniors, assistance in finding a software solution to improve scheduling of volunteer drivers, and various other volunteer opportunities, including help with our quarterly newsletter.  Contact Marissa Fitrakis at 707-996-0311.